Retro beards are ones that were huge in the past, like the 60s or 70s. With beards being such a huge hit in today's world, one might wonder if the retro styles are making a comeback. Look around and you'll see that they are, in fact, coming back into style. Back in those days the most popular type of beard was the “full beard”. That is also the most popular type today. One thing to be aware of is that you need to do things to ensure that you are growing your beard to be full and luscious. This is especially important if you're going for the retro look. Those things are talked about below.
The first step in growing and maintaining your beard
is to grow it! This will require a lot of patience and commitment because it's going to take some time for your beard to grow big and full. Once you decide you want to grow a beard, you must stop shaving for at least 4 weeks. This needs to be done because shaving will hinder how much your beard grows. You don't want to have some growth then shave it and start right back at square one. Once the 4 weeks is over, you can start trimming your beard into the shape you want. This will help everything look less messy and it will help the hair start growing into the desired shape. One thing to keep in mind is that there will be a lot of itching. Don't let this stop you from growing the beard of your dreams! Itching can be minimized by keep your hair and skin clean daily, as well as putting some moisturizing lotion on the area.
Now that your beard is growing and your shaping it, the next thing you need to do is maintain that bad boy. The first thing you can do is buy a good beard trimmer and make sure you learn how to properly use it. This can help keep your beard nice and tidy without taking too much hair off. Next, you want to make sure you are washing it regularly. Not only will this keep it clean, but it will also make it smell nice and reduce itchiness. While you can use your normal shampoo, the best thing to use is shampoo or soap that is specifically designed for use on beards. This will help keep the hair healthy and reduce damaging it. Another thing you should do is use a high-quality beard oil. This will moisturize your beard and make it soft and shiny. A bonus to these products is that they come in many different scents, so you can be sure you're going to smell delicious. The final thing you want to make sure you do is comb or brush your beard every day. Not only will this help keep it tangle free, but it will also help train your beard to grow downwards instead of many different directions.
As you can see, there are a few things you can do to ensure your beard is growing the way it should be to emulate the retro style. If you make sure to have a routine and do these things on a regular basis, you'll have a big and beautiful beard that you can be proud to show off!